A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)
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This comedy offers yet another sanitized and very loose adaptation of Mark Twain's dark satire A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. This time, the story centers on Calvin Fuller, a nerdy young adolescent living in Reseda. The gangly, unsure youth is first seen standing at bat, ready for yet another strike out. Suddenly a terrible earthquake hits and as the others run for safety, the hapless Calvin is swallowed up in a gaping chasm. He falls and falls until he finds himself landing on the head of a
Aug 11, 1995 Wide
Mar 4, 2003
Thomas Ian Nicholas
The ragtag adaptation by Michael Part and Robert Levy is familiar fodder run through a blender too high and too fast.
There's nothing particularly wrong with A Kid in King Arthur's Court and nothing right with it, either.
Because of the square, lackluster way that director Michael Gottleib has staged his material, the whole production seems sort of limp and perfunctory.
For fantasy to work, two elements are required: an audience willing to suspend its disbelief, and a film able to create its own logically consistent world.
Even with Nichols, decent production values, a pair of plucky princesses, and a few pleasant surprises tucked in here and there, A Kid in King Arthur's Court is a pretty prosaic picture.
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